Monday, March 30, 2009

New stuff in the store

This all arrived last week, but I didn't get the photos off the camera until now

Some cute goodies from Making Memories
I love using the spiral journaling notebooks from Making Memories....and these have cute new shapes.
PAPER LOFT arrived with some new outdoorsy stuff in their Back Country line....
and they have these adorable little car papers too....and tags and stickers to match.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Convention fun...

Here we are setting up for the show Friday night....
...we were working really hard to be prepared for all the shoppers and the make & take's.  We did over 160 make & takes Saturday....and are we exhausted!!  We hope everyone had a good time and were glad to see some of our regular customers who dropped by to say HI and do the make & takes....and a little can't have a complete girl's day without a little retail therapy right??

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Changito has arrived....again

That little Monkey is back...with restocks on many that sold out in the first few days we had them, plus we added these clear sets to our collection of Changito's.  Get them while you can.

IF YOU NEED SOMETHING FUN TO DO TODAY check out the STAMPIN' & SCRAPPIN' EXPO at 29 Pines today. We are doing Make & Takes and Demos all day! See you there!!  29 Pines is located at the corner of 29 and T at the SleepInn Conference Center.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cuttlebug update

You know how much we love our CUTTLEBUG's.  I was reading an interview with a Product Development staffer from Provo Craft at the CUTTLEBUG CHALLENGE blog and thought I would share the interview here with you. You can click on the above link and see for yourself.

"Hi Erik :
Thank you s0 much for taking time from your busy schedule, to answer a few questions and address several rumors going on about Cuttlebug going away...

1. What is your involvement in the Company?

I have been with PC since September of 08 working in product development on the Cuttlebug line along with other great Provo Craft products.

2. Is it true Cuttlebug and the folders and dies are going to be discontinued?

Provo Craft is aware of the strong following of Cuttlebug enthusiasts and supporters. As a result of this the only changes to expect in the future for this wonderful product are changes that would like to be seen by users such as yourselves. Provo Craft looks forward to continuing to bring the best Cuttlebug product we can so everyone can continue to make wonderful projects for years to come.

3. Do you have an in house designer?

PC has a wonderful staff of skilled artists that not only have a passion for their art ,but also many of them are avid users of the Cuttlebug.

4. what is the process involved in creating the folders from design to production?

There are many steps and people involved when it comes to creating new folders. The first step involves everyone on the team brainstorming and creating our direction for each launch. This includes surveys, talking to direct consumers, along with working with focus groups. The next stage is the call for art where we begin to collect up all the artwork from our designers and artists. We will then choose the art that will be made into folders according to the numbers we want to release along with using all the information gathered. The artwork is then sent to our engineers whom have to adjust the artwork to fit the parameters required to make an effective folder. After all that has been finalized we then send the revised artwork to our factory where the molds are then made. With these new molds our first samples are made. Once we receive the first samples back we then go into a testing phase to ensure the folders and dies are all working properly and produce magnificent cuts and embosses. We will then send back any changes that need made and assuming the next samples come back to us working fabulous we can then begin production and shipping. The overall process can take as long as 6 months plus from when we begin with the brainstorming phase to you getting them in your hands ready to create beautiful projects.

5.What type of folders are coming out in July?

This upcoming launch we decided to give a wide variety of new designs including cultural, elegant, and universal. We will be releasing 11 A2 emboss folders, 3 A2 emboss borders. And 3 amazing A2 cut and emboss combos that were designed to be beautiful used separate or together."

SO, there you have it.  Some questions answered and a little good news about some new folders coming out.  YAY!!

Don't forget about our STAMPIN' and SCRAPPIN' EXPO at 29 Pines TOMORROW.  You can still get tickets at the door for $5 or pick them up at the store for $3. 

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Storage Solutions

We have our latest shipment of storage items and they are cool!  I need the ink rack.....or four or five.

Cropper Hopper has some great stuff for keep our areas tidy and neat.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Graphic 45

Do you love old papers....I  mean old looking papers?
GRAPHIC 45 has some awesome papers and we just got in a shipment on Friday..I forgot to post about it....busy me.  This paper is double sided and darn col on both sides.  Check it out when you stop by the store this week for our MY MIND'S EYE sale.  
Select My Mind's Eye papers are 30% off.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The goods

Here is a photo of the Sizzix goodies we got in last week.  They work in the CUTTLEBUG and you KNOW how much we LOVE our CUTTLEBUGS!!
Anytime we can add fun toys to our collection we are happy.
More CORNISH HERITAGE FARMS stamps have arrived at the store.....
Here is a mix of the new arrivals and the restocks.....CUTE!!
LOVE that big daisy one...SWEET!
Love this mix of fun designs and the great detail in the wood block stamps.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A BUSY week ahead...

We have much going on this week.

Some great classes that you can still sign up for....

The My Mind's Eye sale, select papers are 30% off.....

...and the Scrappin' & Stampin" Stampede at 29 Pines.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


This weekend..... is our Scrap 'Til Midnight and All Day Crop weekend.  Register to crop Friday and Saturday and you can leave your things overnight so you can pick up where you left off (after getting some If you only have time available for the Saturday crop, just give us a call to reserve (and pay for) your spot.

Next weekend.....The Scrappin' & Stampin Expo is coming up.  Buy your tickets at the store for $3 or at the door at 29 Pines for $5.  We will be doing Make & Takes and DEMO's all day.  Items will be available for purchase at the show from us and from other vendors as well.  We had a blast last year so stop by the booth and say HI!

Are you working on a cookbook for Mother's Day (or still working on that Christmas gift you promised....) we have the COOKBOOKIN' line of cooking papers and embellies.  Super cute.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Have you seen this example of the class on March 26th?? 
How cute is this??

The inside has 4 different boxes to hold goodies!! Cool!
Cindy S is teaching this class...and for only $8

Check out the class board next time you are in the store, or check our website for more details on classes.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sale Sale Sale

We are clearing out some of 
our BASIC GREY lines 
to make way for some new stuff. 

Select Basic Grey papers, paper packs and Accessory Sheets will be 30% off starting Monday March 16 until Friday March 20.

Get them while they last...once they are gone, they are gone.

While you are there check out the new lines that arrived...and all our other goodies.

Don't forget we have advance tickets available to purchase for the Stampin' & Scrappin Expo at 28 Pines March 28th.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My Minds Eye...

I told you I would have photos after work today.....
...isn't it PRETTY???...
...and this isn't even ALL of it. 
A close up shot of a set.
Cool stuff!

Friday, March 13, 2009

NEW stuff...

The latest delivery from Up North....a company that takes photos real scenes in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, and turns them into scrapbook papers.
You might even recognize some of the sites.
The one above was taken on Lake Chetek! Sorry for the bad photo, it was still in the packaging when I stopped by the store on my way through town.

More deliveries arrived after I left, so you will have to wait for the photos after I work tomorrow...or, you could just stop by and see what it is......

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Aren't these crosses beautiful??  We have many more Spring/Easter designs to play with in the Spellbinders line.  Need a DEMO on how they work in the CUTTLEBUG??  Just ask for a demonstration next time you are in the store.
The HOUSE MOUSE stamps arrived yesterday.....and they are SOOOO cute!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


March Madness is going on this week until Friday.  See website for details.

The Spring customer Thrift sale is happening on April 25th, 2009.  If you would like to register, call and get your name on the list.  Number assignments will be given at a later date.  

March 28, 2009 is the Stampede at 29 Pines.  Join us at the Stampin' & Scrappin Expo.  Tickets available at the store for $3 in advance or you can get them for $5 the day of the show.

Check out the class board for new classes just posted this week.

Monday, March 9, 2009

March Madness week

Monday through Friday we are having a MARCH MADNESS of our own.  For every $10 pre-tax and on regular priced merchandise (more exclusions apply...see website or in store for full details) get $5 to spend on our MAD STASH! 
New fuzzy bunnies to enjoy.  WE love our FUZZY critters and these are adorable!!  Making Memories makes this arrived last week.
Dreamweavers arrived today.  More cute bunnies...
..and all these other great stencils.
.....and didn't I say I would get a photo of those CHANGITO MONKEY stamps....well here they are!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A new teacher, a new class

4 Tier Birthday Surprise Box

How COOL is this?? My buddy Cindy S is so crafty and she agreed to come and teach us how to make this cool birthday gift box....what you can't see from the photo is that when you open the box there is 4 little tiers of boxes you can fill with candy, little trinkets or whatever! It's the coolest thing I have seen.

The class is March 26th from 6-7:30pm. The cost is only $8. Call today to sign up, space is limited.  

Saturday, March 7, 2009

theme of the week.....


this has been a busy week of new arrivals.....and look at me not working most of the week! How will I get to show you all these fabulous deliveries!!! Well, I shall do my best. Unfortunately my oldest was with me as I passed by the store my stop was EXTREMELY short.

New NORTHWOODS stamps. Sympathy, Confirmation, Baptism and more....

Friday, March 6, 2009

More new arrivals

Too bad I was so busy yesterday with our make & Take and classes that I didn't have time to take a photo!!

If you love monkeys.....and we know a few of you do...we just received a shipment of adorable CHANGITO  monkey stamps.  TOO CUTE!  I will get a photo at some point, but...those are already flying of the rack.

Plus we got a bunch more stuff....but, as I mentioned...I was so busy with classes and make & takes...I didn't even get to see it.....and I worked the entire day!!  You'll  just have to stop by the store to see for yourself.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Have you seen these papers....

S.E.I. has some created some cute papers and embellies
Cosmo Cricket has some adorable goodies too....
...ribbon, paper and stickers.....oh my!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New stuff...

Chatterbox goodness......
7Gypsy goodness.....
....more 7Gypsy goodness

tempted?.....stop by the store to see more......

More sports...

This line from Scrappin' Sports is on the glittery side and great for girl's in sports pages.
Plus they have recital and dance papers.
Look at the shine!
More papers for your favorite sports nut....wether they play or watch.....the other side of these papers are a coordinating color/dot pattern.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Is your Athlete on fire this year?

We have some "HOT" papers from Scrappin' Sports that 
are perfect for your sports pages.
Double sided papers with the ball and flames on one side....
..and sports words on the other.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Looky what I forgot!!

WE have been searching high and low for a concave (or ticket) punch for those who have requested them....and we finally found one!!

This one from TONIC studios is both a concave and corner rounder combo....sweet!  We have 6 in stock...wonder how long those will last??